Each year, Ken Dahleen and the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series board launch their annual eight-concert series without sufficient funds to meet budget. They do it on faith.

The series is provided with no charge for admission and relies on the generosity of patrons who deposit dollars and fivers into the ubiquitous donation jars happily passed by volunteers.

This year, the series is over $5,000 in the red with only one concert to go — Lisa Haley and the Zydekats on Thursday, Aug. 25.

So show up, dig deep and show appreciation for this iconic event, provided each summer for the enjoyments of locals.